El Carbonero serves  home cooked, authentic continental and Central American food  El Carbonero is a wonderful family restaurant that welcomes walk-ins 

517 W. Elm Street, Graham NC, 27253
9am- 9pm, Sunday-Sunday
November 2002 
Price range
$1.50- $15.95
Payment Methods
Wheelchair accessibility
Wheelchair accesible bathrooms, ramps and tables 


Walking into El Carbonero is like walking into your favorite local diner. Though it does not look like much on the outside, once you walk through the double doors you are transported into an authentic Mexican atmosphere. The bright colored walls and spacious room allows you to feel like you are truly home. And if that doesn’t do it for you, the soft Mexican music and the home cooked, authentic continental and Central American food will make you feel like you are.  El Carbonero serves fresh and simple foods that nonetheless satisfy, and everything on the menu is homemade. El Carbonero welcomes walk-ins, groups, and families. They also offer take-out options, as well as waiter service, and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a friendly staff, televisions that provide entertainment and the authentic Mexican wall décor, there is no reason to not enjoy El Carbonero.

            El Carbonero offers a variety of food to please anyone. With some of the menu written in Spanish (it is fun to read while also educational), you will not find a single item that does not spark your interest.  El Carbonero demonstrates the fact that you do not need to spend a lot of money to get great quality food; you just need to look for the right places. The restaurant offers a variety of food, ranging from American breakfast, to sopas (soups), mariscos (seafood), pollo (chicken), carnes (meats), as well as pasta, fajitas and desserts. El Carbonero provides authentic Mexican foods, so you as the costumer can get the full experience.

            Besides the friendly staff, homey atmosphere and excellent food, El Carbonero has much more to offer. It is open seven days a week, 12 hours a day for anyone’s convenience. Their price ranges are very reasonable, ranging from $1.50- $15.95, and they accept both cash and check. El Carbonero is a wheelchair accessible restaurant, providing both handicap spots and ramps for those who are in wheelchairs, as well as providing tables and chairs that are wheelchair accessible as well.

            This small local restaurant provides an overall enjoyable dining experience with a staff and food that will leave you not only satisfied but also wanting to come back for more!

Chicken Salad at El Carbonero
 Desayunando apenas at El Carbonero 





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